Did you miss the Ask the Expert session on Top 10 Ways to Optimize Your SAS Code ? Not to worry, you can catch it on-demand at your leisure.
This session introduces you to ideas and comparisons on ways to Optimize Your SAS Code and describes how you can take advantage of finding a balance of saving space and time within your sas Environment. We will cover the following:
I have added the Q&A from the session below and attached you will find the slides:
Q: In your example of IF THEN .. ELSE IF ...ELSE IF with the states. How does IF THEN ELSE compare to the SELECT (state) statement?
A: SELECT is simply a different way to handle multiple IF THEN statements.
Process times should be similar. If you are working with a production job, it is recommended that you
do benchmarking to confirm.
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